Meaning of HALT in English


I. ˈhȯlt adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English healt; akin to Old High German halz lame

Date: before 12th century

: lame

II. intransitive verb

Date: before 12th century

1. : to walk or proceed lamely : limp

2. : to stand in perplexity or doubt between alternate courses : waver

3. : to display weakness or imperfection : falter

III. noun

Etymology: German, from Middle High German, from halt, imperative of halten to hold, from Old High German haltan — more at hold

Date: circa 1598

: stop

IV. verb

Date: 1656

intransitive verb

1. : to cease marching or journeying

2. : discontinue , terminate

the project halt ed for lack of funds

transitive verb

1. : to bring to a stop

the strike halt ed subways and buses

2. : to cause the discontinuance of : end

halt hostilities

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.